An easy way of publishing your relevant EU press releases.

Reform of Common European Asylum system must not lead to a lowering of protection for refugees


14 Jul 2016


Justice & Home Affairs

Speaking after the release of the Commission proposals for the further reform of the Common European Asylum System, Birgit Sippel, S&D Spokesperson for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affair, said:
“In general we are in favour of a European approach to tackling the refugee crisis and managing asylum flows. We will need to look at the details of these latest reforms in the coming days. However, we are concerned by some elements of these proposals. Further reform of the Common European Asylum System should not lead to a lowering of the current level of protection offered by EU asylum law. We are afraid that these proposals could be a step in the wrong direction.”

“These plans focus primarily on the most restrictive roles, from accelerating asylum procedures to safe countries of origin and third countries, or the fight against so-called secondary migration. Although the strengthening of protection for unaccompanied minors is to be welcomed, it does not make up for the lowering of standards in all other areas.

“We will look at these proposals in the coming weeks but what the Commission needs to focus on is making sure that existing rules are implemented correctly and fully across Member States.”


BRAK - Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer
Assistenz (m/w/d)
Forum CTEP GmbH
Debate Editor (f/m/d)
Intercultural Dialogue Platform
Videography & Media Intern (Paid Internship)
Intercultural Dialogue Platform
Social Media & Graphics Intern (Paid Internship)
Researcher position in Communication Technologies Division - SMARTECH Department
One Policy Place (OPP)
Policy Analyst - EU Finance Policy
INEA - Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
PROJECT OFFICER Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation - Transport
Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly
EU support officer